Nashua Community College is a hub for many pathways. It’s a one-stop shop for dozens of two-year programs, offering rigorous associate degree and certificates that prepare students for success in the workforce.
Take the renowned associate in science nursing program as an example; the program prepares students for the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse.
The most recent graduating class had a 100-percent pass rate on the NCLEX, and all nursing students who passed the NCLEX over the last three years are employed in the nursing field. Registration is open for fall 2019.
Nashua Community College is also the first half of a bachelor’s degree. Students have transferred to more than 500 colleges and universities around the country, saving thousands by starting at NCC.
New in 2018, NCC graduates who transfer to Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and UNH may qualify for free tuition through the University System of New Hampshire’s “Granite Guarantee.”
Nashua Community College is a career accelerator. Non-credit career training courses, as well as language, software, business classes, and more, are available online or on-campus for those looking to get ahead at work.
With more than 50+ associate degree and certificate programs, NCC has something for everyone. See what it has for you at nashuacc.edu.
Continuing Education: Lanh Schubert, Human Services
Returning to college as an adult learner, Lanh Schubert said Nashua Community College helped her consolidate credit from her first time in college, which was years ago in Nevada.
“What I like about this school is they accept credits from 5 to 10 years ago, so that helped,” she said. Lanh moved to New Hampshire seven years ago, and eventually decided it was time to return to school, “I do find I am a better student in my 30s than in my 20s.”
Working alongside traditional-aged students in their late teens and early 20s hasn’t been an issue, she said. “I enjoy working with the younger students – I don’t feel old or out of place,” she said.
With graduation on the horizon in May 2019, Lanh is weighing her options for careers in human services, “I would love to get into immigration work somehow, but I’m not picky. If I can’t get into that work, I’m thinking about being a youth probation officer, or going into mental health.”
The college’s flexibility was also a big help, she said. “I think NCC is awesome for new students, and older students like myself. It’s been a great experience – and convenient.”
Traditional Student: Jared Schonhaut, Math
Jared enrolled in the math program at Nashua Community College in fall 2018 with a semester-and-a-half of college credits already on his transcript. “I started with Running Start junior year; I did the culinary class at Nashua High School North,” Jared said. The Running Start program gives college credits for approved classes taken at the high school, and earns high school and college credit for students.
Jared explored another college opportunity for high schoolers, beginning his first Early College class in pre-calculus the summer of 2017 at NCC. Early College invites high school students to the NCC campus to take a regular college course alongside college students – at a 50 percent discount from regular tuition costs. Credit earned goes on a highly transferable college transcript, and can also satisfy high school credits with the approval of the students’ high school.
Spending part of his time at NCC his senior year at South, Jared said he fit right in and felt comfortable on campus, “It was actually really fun. I made a lot of new friends.”
Thanks to Nashua High School South accepting his Early College credits, Jared was able to take five classes through the program. Combined with Running Start, he earned 22 college credits before graduating high school in June 2018.
He’s now selecting where to go for his Bachelor’s in math after NCC, and says he hopes to stay in New Hampshire.